“And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy spirit, whom he has given us.” Romans 5:5
There were times in my walk with Christ over the years when I felt like I was going at it alone. It may be a familiar experience of which you relate. Dry beds of time when nothing satisfies, empty words thrown to the sky only to return and land at my feet. Efforts made to draw near, but the closer I get the further away I seem. I listen for that small and deep voice to say something, anything — but instead, all I get is that high-pitched ring in my ear. I look and look for handwriting on the wall or mountains to relocate, but all I see are meaningless words and the same view day in and day out. Certainly this is not what was meant to be, but life just seemed to be this way for far too long.
How wonderful to know that this journey in life is not meant to be done alone. While at times I felt alone, the truth is (remember, we can’t always trust our feelings to be true) He was with me throughout every moment just waiting for me to notice His love, His presence, His grace, His hand, His voice, His Spirit within me.
I don’t know about you, but I love a nice cup of hot tea every now and then. Curling up on the couch with a blanket and a warm ceramic cup with steaming tea on a fall-chilled evening is near perfect! It’s not uncommon for me to take some locally grown honey from the mason jar and drizzle it into my tea too. The heat from the tea instantly distributes the honey and sweetens the tea to mere perfection. The two were meant to be!
This is true too of Christ in me! The two were meant to be! Inseparable — Indivisible! See, once the honey is added to the tea it’s not getting back in the jar of honey. It can’t, they are joined forever. It’s the same way with my relationship with my Father in heaven. He has been with me from the beginning of my invitation and He has promised never to leave me. It’s a truth I can lean on, depend on, trust and believe. But remember, I take Him everywhere I go . . . EVERYWHERE!
“. . . if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself.” II Timothy 2:13
by: Mark Cruver